It’s Members Monday! Every week, we showcase and reward the club’s loyal members on hullfc.com and social media channels.
We bring you this week’s ClubHull offer, our members exclusive and this week’s Hull FC Member of the Week. This week’s Member of the Week is Kevin Deighton.
Date of birth: 26/02/1956
First game: 1967 v Widnes
Favourite current player: Mark Minichiello
All-time favourite player: Keith Boxall
Kevin has been coming to watch the Black & Whites since 1967 and has held a season pass since 1972.
The recent home game against Widnes Vikings at the KCOM Stadium was his 1,250th consecutive game without missing a single one, but he doesn’t think about milestones.
“I started the run in 1980. We were playing in winter then and it was a lot harder to get to games sometimes,” he said.
“Now we play in the summer it’s a doddle to get to the games. I always just look at it as 35 days a year.
“I’ve been lucky to do all that. I’ve even cancelled holidays to go, I’ve been to some massive defeats in the past at places like St. Helens and Wigan but kept going.”
Having been on his long run of not missing a Hull FC game in over three decades, Kevin has seen plenty of highs during his time following the Airlie Birds.
Kevin says his highlights of following the Black & Whites are very similar to other FC supporters.
“The 1982 replay against Widnes and Wembley last year, nothing will beat that. I absolutely sobbed my eyes out!” he said.
“But I also remember going to watch us play Wigan at Central Park when they had their all-singing all-dancing team.
“We had a team with the likes of Coleman, Pearce and Divorty and we gave them a beating on their own turf.
“Another one was the 2005 semi-final against Saints - I think that was one of the best performances I’ve ever seen.
“It is difficult to remember specific games, but I remember the night at home against Hunslet when we won our 26th consecutive league game. It was a great night!”
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